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Finance Ethics is not just a moral critique of the finance paradigm, arguing that self-interested profit making must be constrained by ethics. Rather, it is a critique from within that paradigm, in which truth becomes a rational mechanism to enforce contracts, and virtuous behavior is shown to make the most business sense.
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The Rationality of Virtue. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Lanham · Boulder · New York · Oxford. Page iv. Published in the United States of America. This book proposes an alternative rationality premise for financial economics, a premise that is broader and more morally inclusive than the existing ' paradigm. If this book were merely a moral critique of the finance paradigm, it would provide nothing particularly new. The business ethics literature is now replete with such critiques, and the moral shortcomings of the financial-economic concept of rationality are well known.
An essential feature of rationality within virtue ethics is that, rather than focussing on the material goals of the agent, it.
It ca be argued that the presence of what are in a slightly old-fashioned terminology called virtues in fact plays a significant role in the operation of the economic system. In essence, ethics becomes central to the rationality concept as an objective rather than a constraint: "something positively good,. something to be sought after" (Ladd, 1991, p. 82). Agent-based approaches generally derive their philosophical foundation from virtue-ethics theory. This theory is attracting increasing interest from business ethicists. An essential feature of rationality within virtue ethics is that, rather than focussing on the material goals of the agent, it.
John Dobson is associate professor of finance at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. In today's economic climate this topic is especially relevant. 2 people found this helpful.
Business Ethics: A "MacIntyre-Based" Critique John Dobson California .
It is surely unlikely that a similar critique of say finance or psychology would have engendered such an officious and defensive response.
Ethics in Finance skillfully explains the need for ethics in the personal conduct of finance professionals and the operation of financial markets and institutions. JOHN R. BOATRIGHT is the Raymond C. Baumhart, S. J. Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of the books Ethics and the Conduct of Business and Ethics in Finance.
Virtue ethicists discuss the nature and definition of virtues and other related problems which focuses on the consequences of action. These include how virtues are acquired, how they are applied in various real life contexts, and whether they are rooted in a universal human nature or in a plurality of cultures.